- Member: Vlad G Pohnert
- Title: DDR 4th Project - Sky High
- Premiered: 2004-09-25
- DDR 5th Mix Sky High
This way my entry into the 4th DDR Project.
I originally took this track since no one wanted it and I figured I could come up with something for it. I decided to use classic series. I grew up on Battle of the Planets and thus I used Gatchaman which is rarely seen in AMVs
I was going to do just straight forward clips cut to the music, but then cam up with the ideas of the zoom in letter for both the lyrics "Sky High" as well as for the fast beat in the music. For the fast beats, I scanned well over 75 images from the Gatchaman art book. It was then that I decided that I would do the whole video in stills since the quality of the source was not all that great.
For every still, I brought it into Photoshop and applies a pile of filters to it to brign out the best quality I could. This took quite some time since there are about 200+ stills used in the video.
The video itself was completely done in After Effects and required a ton of layers. The final compilation was quite slow to work with since there were so many sub-compositions.
And to further complicate the insanity, I did the scrolling images and added the DDR arrows to it all while using a huge background of galaxies from an astronomy book to pan over.
Considering I started the video about 3-1/2 weeks before AWA, I got it don with less then a week to go taking a total of about 70+ hours to do and thus turnign into a trully MAD video (Yes, I must be crazy)...